Sunday, February 12, 2017

Chunciou Hotpot @ Jalan Klang Lama


When an eatery place uses the best ingredients, recipes and serves unlimited air-flown flow of meat and seafood to your table, you know it is truly going to be a satisfying Imperial's meal.


Chun Ciou Hotpot, helmed all the way from Taiwan is located along Jalan Klang Lama (aka Old Klang Road). For many who do not know how to read Chinese (e.g. bananas - like me), would most likely not realized or mistaken it as an industrial business rather than a majestic eatery place as the English signage is really small for passersby to catch.


Step inside the stand-alone two-storey building, you will be greeted by two human-sized Warrior statues. The interior is designed to replicate the historic elements of a Chinese palace with a modern touch to it.


SOUP BASE
The variety of soup-based offer is definitely going to surprise many Malaysians tastebuds.
  • Sukiyaki Soup*
  • Lakesalt Soup*
  • Tonkatsu Soup
  • Spicy Soup
  • Herbal Soup
  • Tonyam Soup
*highly recommended soup base


Sukiyaki Soup
When you have meat, you HAVE to cook them in Sukiyaki soup to further enhance the meat taste. However, the Sukiyaki soup is not recommended for drinking as it's sweet taste and "heat" may cause patrons to lose their voice for the day.

Lakesalt Soup
If you love to have a good bowl of soup after having a sumptuous meal, you should definitely go with the Lakesalt soup as the soup base before mixing it with the meat and seafood has a slight tinge of saltiness to it. Once mixed and boiled with the meat and balls, the soup becomes flavorful.

Tom Yam Soup
And if you love spicy soup base, do try out their Tom Yam soup as it has a really unique Tom Yam taste from our Malaysian and Thai version, who knows, it might just be your kind of spicy soup base.


SAUCES & CONDIMENTS
Go crazy with the sauces and condiments as there are over 10 types to pick for an enjoyable meal.
  • Thai chilli sauce*
  • Fruit sauce
  • Satay paste
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame sauce
  • Bean curd sauce
  • Spring onion
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Chopped chilli
  • Chun Ciou's signature sauce*
*highly recommended sauce


I personally dislike spring onion but I have to say Chun Ciou's Signature Sauce - a mixture of sesame sauce, spring onion, raw egg yolk and Shichimi powder is divine! Especially, when you dip the beef slices that was cooked with the Sukiyaki soup.


SELECTION OF MEAT AND SEAFOOD
Here's the main course of the party. The type of meat and steamboat ingredients for your imperial's feast is just majestic and unique. When you are feasting at Chun Ciou, be sure to order the Australian ribeye as it is the only dish that is served by the imperial guard.


Premium Meat
  • Australian Striploin*
  • Australian Ribeyes (served by an imperial guard)*
  • Lamb Shoulder Roll*
  • Pork Belly
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Chicken Fillet
  • Duck Roll
*highly recommended


Signature Meatballs (to name a few)
  • Wasabi ball
  • Black sesame mochi* (MUST TRY!)
  • Prawn ball*
  • Cuttlefish ball*
  • Cheese fish tofu
  • Taro fish ball
  • Pork tendon ball
  • Red heart ball*
*highly recommended


SIDE DISHES AND VEGETABLES
Aside from the big basket of vegetables, another side dish that you should definitely opt for when you are there is their Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice as it is the best complimentary to all the other ingredients.



DRINKS & DESSERTS
They have a wide selection of drinks to compliment your imperial meal; from soda beverages, Nestle's fruit tea selections, Nescafe's, to various types of tea.

And with the amount of food I had, I could not fill myself anymore with the desserts but if you can, help yourself to the dessert counter and enjoy their sweet lemon slices, red bean soup and ice cream.


PRICE


VERDICT
As the saying goes, "good things are meant to share". I will definitely head back to Chun Ciou Hotpot again with my friends and family because it is too good to not share it with my loved ones and that includes, you! The spacious, ancient imperial decor and array of food would definitely be the perfect place for an awesome group gathering, family night out and birthday party. In terms of pricing, trust me, it is totally worth the splurge!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Address:
Chun Ciou Hot Pot
Lot 306, Batu 3, 
Jalan Klang Lama,
58000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 012-6882860, 016-5454348, 018-2776503

Tried it? Leave a comment below about your experience at Chun Ciou Hotpot.

With love,
Tara

Monday, January 23, 2017

ARESA Beauté Launch Party

Great news to all the K-beauty ladies out there! Aresa Beauté, a premier online Korean beauty online store (only available in Singapore) and a K-beauty distributor in Thailand, Taiwan, Myanmar, and Cambodia is finally bringing in more highly sought after K-beauty products into Malaysia.


HOW?
Some of you die-hard K-beauty fans out there might have noticed more premier K-beauty brands has been making their way to most of Malaysia's physical and online stores.

I am so spoilt right now all thanks to Aresa 💓
To bring over our most wanted K-beauty products closer than it has ever been before, Aresa Beauté has affiliated themselves with Malaysia's favorite physical and digital stores such as:

Watsons Malaysia

SASA
Source: http://www.ashley-yeen.com/2014/09/sa-sa-opens-its-first-lifestyle-store.html
Zalora

GEMFIVE

Lazada

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE THEY BRINGING IN?
The brands that they have brought in brands so far are:

Aga-ae Pororo

April Skin

A;T Fox

Beauty People

BM Solutions

Cre8skin

Devonine (for men)

It's Skin

Karadium

Secret Key
Memebox & Secret Key
The SAEM

Too Cool For School (TCFS)

VelaSecret
P.S: It comes with a kiss mark 💋

W.Lab

And the one thing that I am insanely excited about to let you know and some of you girls might have noticed it, is that Pony's very own makeup brand, Pony Effect is finally available in Malaysia's online store, Zalora!


*check out their website for more K-beauty brands.

To showcase the brands that they are affiliated with, they party it out at Zouk KL two days before Christmas 2016. *sadly I was unable to take many pictures during the party because of the super low lighting 😭
#OOTN with my man 😘

So ladies, if you have not gotten your hands on any of the K-beauty brands that you have always been dying to get your hands on but it has always been out of reach, but now, you know where you can find them. 😄

Happy shopping! You can thank me later 😎

For more information about Aresa and their affiliated brands, head on over to the following site:
AresaBeauteMY Facebook Page: ARESABeauteMalaysia
AresaBeauteMY Instagram: @aresa_my
Official Website: http://aresa.international/

With love,
Tara

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Who Is The Best Of You? [Reflection of 2016]

2016 is coming to an end and it is the time of the year where we will reflect back at what we have done or achieve over the past 365 days of 2016.


It is also the time where you thank the people around you and the new friends you have made this year. So, before 2016 comes to a full end, I would like to ask all of you to just take this moment and ponder upon this question,

"Who is the best of you?" - Julie


Yes, it is a simple question yet, many will take some time to ponder upon the question before answering.


Reminiscences of your close ones, remembrance of your darkest times, moments when you've accomplished goals will flood through your thought process in a blink of an eye.

That is the sole purpose of this Movement started by Julie's biscuits since 2014, titled The Best of You.


REFLECTION
One thing that I have learned about endings is that time waits for no one. As cliche as it sounds, like it or not, the end of 2016 is just a few hours away. Feelings of regrets, remorse and the cries for 2016 not to come to an end because of unfinished goals and task will wait for no one.


And another thing that I have learned in 2016 is that be it a bad or a good experience whether it is at your workplace, your friends gathering or at home. All experiences will only shape us to be a better person.



So, do not wait for another day to appreciate the ones close to you. Be it your colleagues, your pets, your friends or your family, take these remaining few hours and thank them for making your 2016 a blast. Thank them for making you the best of you in 2016 and thank them for being your pillar of support and for preparing you to face 2017 in a better perspective.

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MY LOVE ONES


Nigel, thanks for always being my strength. You never cease in pushing me forward whenever I am about to give up. You bring out the best and the worst of me. 😊

Miriam, thank you so much for being the motivator and the friend that I have been yearning for. Seeing how you strive in your career serves as a reminder to me that I have to be proactive in order to be able to achieve greater heights.


The Ooi Family, thanks for being patient with me 😙


Gary, thanks for being my boss and for always being patient with my tardiness 😋 I would not have been able to grow to become who I am in 2016 and in 2017 if it wasn't for the "safe ground" that you have created for me. 


Keep Calm and Sampat Group, thanks for being the sampat group during and after university! Can't wait for our convocation next year!


Pokemon Trainers Club (upgraded to Pokemon Master Club for 2017) thanks for being the craziest group I can ever have.

Joel and Adam, also, thanks for always having me as your third bro :D I shall get that Onitsuka shoes soon to be a full fledge bro.



Caden and Clarethanks for ending my 2016 with a bang!

And to the rest of you who has known me since high school, in university, and at work thank you so so much for being part of my life and for making an impact in my life in every way. I would not have been who I am today if it weren't for you guys, the names listed above would have meant nothing either if it weren't for you.


Well, that sums up my 2016, and these were the people who had made me the best of me in 2016. So, what's yours?

Julie's biscuit has created a platform for this sole purpose - to take some time off and appreciate the people around you. So, take this time and take the people around you by sharing your story at The Best Of You's main site or facebook page. Keep the movement going as it may impact another person's life in ways that you can never imagine.

Till then, cheers to 2016 and see you on 2017!

With love,
Tara
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